Author: Professor ChenJie Director at National Institute of Clean and-low-carbon Energy (NICE)
Hong Kong, Sept 30, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A brief introduction to Professor ChenJie - Prof. Dr. Jie Chen earned his BE degree in Xi'an Jiaotong University China in 1984 and his Ph.D in University of Science & Technology of China (USTC) in 1999. He currently is the director of solar energy center in National Institute of Clean and-low-carbon Energy (NICE), Beijing. He has successfully established the nano electronic devices laboratory in 2005 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie (formerly HMI), Germany and was the director of the laboratory from then on. Mr. Jie Chen is an expert of thousand talent program.
Under Mr. Chen's leadership, his team made the first vertical nanowire field effect transistor in flexible polymer foils and the invention has been use in new generation flexible OLED display. A lot of innovation techniques invented by his team have been used in industrial process of fabricating CIGS solar cells.
Mr. Chen's academic and engineering activities cover photovoltaic solar energy, material, and nano technology. He participated in accomplishing EU's strategic research for photovoltaic technology in 2007.
Where is the way for China's PV industry? With the introduction of a series of favorable policies for solar industry development, such as Guidelines from the State Council on Encouraging Healthy Solar Industry Developments and Guidelines from the State Council on Financial Services Supporting Distributed Solar Generation, the trend of distributed solar power generation becoming the mainstream development direction has turned out increasingly clear. Thin-film solar battery is beyond doubt the most ideal solar battery technology applied in distributed generation. In virtue of its distinct advantages of being thin-film and flexible, thin-film technology will inevitably become the mainstream solar technology in the future and is expected to witness large-scale application in Chinese market.
CISG Thin-Film Solar Technology Features Distinct Advantages
PV solar industry mainly comprises two major solar battery technology routes: one is crystalline silicon technology, including monocrystalline silicon and polycrystalline silicon solar battery; another is thin film technology, the most potential of which is Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) thin film solar technology.
Thin film solar battery has prominent advantages as compared to crystalline silicon battery: the first is the low industry chain energy consumption; the second is more and wider choices of materials for making thin film and diversified manufacturing technology; the third is that thin film battery has higher generating capacity; the fourth is that thin film batter is lighter, flexible which could be more widely used and suitable to fit onto the rooftops and building integrated photovoltaics; the fifth is that CIGS battery in thin-film solar technology currently has the highest conversion efficiency, reaching nearly 20% in the lab. According to the conversion efficiency data of the products of the world's renowned solar power companies in May 2013, the best product of MiaSole, the world's leading CIGS thin film batter manufacturer, has reached conversion efficiency of 15.7%, the highest in the market.